Nii Narku Quaynor


place: Ghana

B.A. (1972 ) Engineering Science Dartmouth College; Bachelor of Engineering (1973) Thayer School of Engineering; M.S. (1974) Computer Science State University of New York at StonyBrook

Ph.D. (1977) Computer Science State University of New York at StonyBrook


Dr. Nii Narku Quaynor has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Network Computer Systems since 1991.. Dr. Quaynor has played a very important role, not only to the NCS, but also to the entire telecommunications industry in West Africa by introducing value-added networks in the region through the introduction of the SWIFT, Internet and EDI networks. He was atDigital for 14 years and, in 1991, left as a Senior Engineering Manager. Quaynor then returned to Ghana in a technology transfer experiment, which transformed him into a high-technology entrepreneur. After working as a UNDP consultant to the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Nii established Network Computer Systems to provide technology solutions. NCS provides a range of services from equipment support to software for export and to building networks. NCS distinguished itself in building large private corporate networks. This expertise enabled NCS to also establish the first public networks for SWIFT, EDI and Internet in West Africa. Nii further took upon himself to assist several African countries strengthen their Internet networks. Notable among them were Togo, Gambia, Nigeria, Liberia, Swaziland and Ethiopia.

His concern that the associated human networks ought to be maintained led to a drive to mobilize Africans to build the relevant supporting institutions of the Internet in the region. He is the Chairman of AfriNIC, the Regional Internet Registry for Africa. Nii taught for the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Italy, China, Colombia, Sri Lanka and Mexico. He also established the Computer Science Department at the University of Cape-Coast in Ghana. Nii is currently the Executive Chairman of NCS, President of the Internet Society of Ghana, member of the Council of the University of Ghana, member of the Ghana Frequency Registration and Control Board, and a member of the Board of the Ghana News Agency.


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